I love egg salad, but it is one of those things that it is either amazing or really gross. I think it is very hard to find good egg salad. My mom's friend Terra makes fantastic egg salad and the bf and I love the egg salad you can pick up at Stanley's Market in Chicago.
One of the best things about egg salad is that it is delicious, easy to make and cheap. I think it is even something that you can make really special and entertain with. Just serve it with sliced red onion, sprouts, thinly sliced cucumber and a variety of breads and you've got a great light lunch for guests!
Well I finally decided to try and make it myself and it was a success. I checked out several recipes on foodnetwork.com and came up with my own take on a classic.
Egg Salad: (this make a small batch)
5 hard boiled eggs
4 teaspoons mayo
2-3 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon each: Emeril's Essence, pepper
salt to taste
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
Allow the eggs to cool. Peel and finely chop the eggs. Place in a bowl. Add the onion, spices, mustard and mayo. Stir well. Allow to refrigerate for 30 minutes or so. Enjoy!
As a side note, dill would be a great addition to this recipe as well.
Have a great weekend.